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Oregon Labor Law Updates

By Matthew Diment Oregon has seen a few labor law changes over the last year that may very likely impact your business.   These changes include increases to minimum wage, changes in the interpretation of overtime rules, and a rescission of the tip pooling restrictions.  Make sure you understand the new rules and update your policies accordingly. The 2016 Oregon legislature…

Internal Controls 101: A Guide for Small Businesses

By Haley Lyons and Kaitlyn Coburn For small businesses, implementing properly designed internal controls with limited resources can be challenging. According to a 2014 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), businesses with fewer than 100 employees accounted for the highest percentage of fraud instances – nearly 29%. Understanding internal controls, and how to best implement them to…

Kernutt Stokes Service Spotlight – Construction Services

Kernutt Stokes has over 70 years of experience in the Eugene/Springfield community and has partnered time and time again with local leaders in the construction industry. Working closely with general contractors, home builders, architects, engineers, and other industry professionals, our specialists have developed the ability to provide proactive and practical solutions that positively impact a company’s performance. Our extensive knowledge…

Tip: Why Vacations are Important

The unrelenting pace of life is a reality for many people. Mobile technology keeps us connected 24/7, and the workday seems to have no end. Sometimes we tell ourselves we can’t justify taking time off to rest and rejuvenate. Too much of this kind of thinking can seriously damage our health and productivity. If you need reminding why vacations matter,…

Fill Your IRA & 401(k) to the Brim

Some people say that 50 is the new 30. Living longer and healthier lives might make you feel young if you are 50, but your retirement account begs to differ. Anyone who’s turning 50 or older on or before Dec. 31 is allowed to make retirement catch-up contributions starting that year. Catch-up contributions can yield big tax savings, so let’s…

Stock Market: Markets Disdain Conventional Wisdom

Perhaps one of the most intriguing – and important – trends for individual investors is the market’s current disregard for conventional wisdom, as evidenced by the bull run’s continued uptick despite a contentious political climate. If you want evidence of the market’s unpredictability, consider the following – where cause and effect seem out of whack. The Ongoing Bull Run Respected…

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